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Old 07-09-2014, 10:31 AM
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What is this 'metallic shiny' look on skin retouch

How is this achieved? I know it was all post work, because the before shot had no such shine. What tool is used to create this?

http://hazemgiballi.4ormat.com/#5
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:13 AM
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Re: What is this 'metallic shiny' look on skin ret

Heavy dodging. As usual with that kind of treatment, highlights are dimmed and brought to something between yellow and red to get the tones even (that's why you have rich highs on her face whilst the reflections on the torso and legs don't stand out that much).
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:23 PM
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Re: What is this 'metallic shiny' look on skin ret

Probably a combination of these various Dodge and Burn (D&B) techniques listed in the 'Tutorial' Section of RetouchPRO were used to get this effect..along with a pretty model, good lighting and practice cubed:

1. Wet Skin
2. That Soft Dior Look for Portraits
3. So So to So Sexy
4. The quick de-grunge trick
5. How to create Metal-Like Skin
6. Intro to Painting with Light
7. 30 second Paint with Light Cheat
8. Tutorial by Amy Dresser, (including a PSD of one of her images so you can see how the final image was accomplished.)
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Old 07-12-2014, 06:48 AM
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Re: What is this 'metallic shiny' look on skin ret

Obvious things are:

Selections, you need to select things to dodge and burn them right.
A lot of burning.
Color corrections.
Healing has been taken to perfection here.

She was, obviously, at least somewhat tan, and channel mixer combined with skin selection could have pushed it a bit further, can't tell as there is no original.

BTW. And to tease those highlights even more, you can make a selection from channels, add contrast to it, than use it to dodge or lighten , which will give you that crispness.

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Old 07-12-2014, 11:37 PM
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Re: What is this 'metallic shiny' look on skin ret

Aha! It is your last paragraph that did it for me!

After Some googling around, I found the original, you are right, she had some tan to start with (not a true before tho) http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/36325324

Thank you so much skoobey...
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Old 07-13-2014, 04:31 AM
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Re: What is this 'metallic shiny' look on skin ret

I may be getting confused, but the OP posted these pictures as raw files for people to retouch here on RP: http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...-practice.html
why don't they just ask the retoucher how they did it? Or perhaps they won't tell?
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Old 07-13-2014, 04:33 AM
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Re: What is this 'metallic shiny' look on skin ret

Maybe someone could do a walkthrough? As we have the start and ending pictures...
Pretty please?
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:07 AM
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Re: What is this 'metallic shiny' look on skin ret

Wait for an hour, I'll post a PSD of a completely pale girl, and making her look tan.

OK, here we go.

We got this:
tan_example.jpg

By doing a couple of things, keep in mind it is still not finished, but this is how you get the tan look. All about mixing the channels.

PSD File with all the layers(again, not finished, still some DNB to do + local color adjustments and some minor clean up):

https://www.sendspace.com/file/s00vka

Once on the page make sure you click HERE to dwnlaod the file, and not go to a sponsored page :please-click.jpg

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Old 07-13-2014, 11:47 AM
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Re: What is this 'metallic shiny' look on skin ret

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Wait for an hour, I'll post a PSD of a completely pale girl, and making her look tan.

OK, here we go.
That was nicely done. I'm surprised you got it down that far with curves without creating problems though.
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Old 07-13-2014, 12:01 PM
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Re: What is this 'metallic shiny' look on skin ret

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That was nicely done. I'm surprised you got it down that far with curves without creating problems though.
That's why I used the Channel Mixer. Had I used Black and White, it would've broken up.

BTW. Maybe you're referring to my DnB curves. Yes, I do that a bit differently now, I established this file a while back, and never worked on it, so I forgot to make my curves less aggressive today.

then_now_curve.jpg

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